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The Best Free Rootkit Removal Tools

Anti-rootkit toolComputers have come a long way since its beginnings in the early 1970‘s. They have become great tools for a plethora of different users and businesses. Over the years, however, the rise of viruses and malware have been a great nuisance to all those that use computers. One of these so called malicious software has been giving many a hard time due in essence to the fact that it is difficult to detect and is troublesome to remove.

It is called a rootkit, or more specifically, a malicious rootkit. A rootkit by itself is actually a common part to many operating systems, allowing control over core parts of operating system’s code and administrator commands. However, most of the time “rootkit” is automatically understood to mean the malicious kind. Read more

Antivirus SoftwareThe Best Free Rootkit Removal ToolsComputers have come a long way since its beginnings in the early 1970‘s. They have become great tools for a plethora of different users and business…

How Secure is the New Windows 8?

Security features of Windows 8A lot of people have heard all about Windows 8 because Microsoft has been spreading exciting information like a wild fire that just won’t stop. Computer users that are able to see beyond pure hype enough to make intelligent software purchasing decisions are wondering about the security of this OS. Just how secure is the new Windows 8? It seems that PC users asking this question will not be disappointed with the answer that they get, and there are a number of reasons for this. Read more

Antivirus SoftwareHow Secure is the New Windows 8?A lot of people have heard all about Windows 8 because Microsoft has been spreading exciting information like a wild fire that just won’t stop. Comput…

Could Dropbox Be a Security Threat to My PC?

Extra security for DropboxDropbox is a storage and file synchronizing service that organizes a client’s documents, photos, and videos. Many people like the benefits Dropbox offers because the company manages subscriptions up to 100 GB for free. In addition, subscribers can access their computer files without Internet connection if need be. Dropbox is compatible with several systems, including Linux, Mac, Windows, iPad, Blackberry, and Android. The subscriber can easily share their files with others, and can retrieve and restore files from Dropbox in case their computer crashes. From first glance it would seem that this is the perfect storage and sync service.

Is Dropbox a Threat to a Subscriber’s PC?

That’s the question that has been raised from two expert researchers, Christopher Soghian and Derek Newton who have some major problems with how Dropbox operates. First, they have claimed to have found Dropbox’s privacy policy to be misleading. They argue that Dropbox opens the potential for a third party to gain access to files on a subscriber’s computer, or their smartphone. Read more

Antivirus SoftwareCould Dropbox Be a Security Threat to My PC?Dropbox is a storage and file synchronizing service that organizes a client’s documents, photos, and videos. Many people like the benefits Dropbox off…

5 Tips to Keep Your Mac Safe From Hackers

Apple hackers at workHackers have been plaguing computers since the start of the Internet. Security walls may not always protect against hacker attacks, so it is important to continually build the defense of your Mac. Here is a list of 5 great tips for fighting off hackers, and maintaining control of your Mac.

Tip 1: Update Your Mac When Necessary

Many people who do not understand the importance of software updates will ignore them. This can be dangerous, as simple software updates can greatly reduce the risk of attack. Apple works hard to continually fix problems that arise in their software. Try enabling an auto-update feature to avoid any problems, or manually install the individual updates if you prefer to know exactly what is being updated. Read more

Antivirus Software5 Tips to Keep Your Mac Safe From HackersHackers have been plaguing computers since the start of the Internet. Security walls may not always protect against hacker attacks, so it is important…

How to Lower The CPU Usage of Your Antivirus Software

CPU usage at maximum due to antivirus softwareThere are lots of different antivirus software programs on the market. Some of these are incredibly extensive. Others are small and lightweight. PC users don’t think about it in the beginning, but the type of virus software that is used can greatly affect performance. PC users that are in the market for virus software must make sure that they choose a program that will not bring their CPU usage up to 100%.

A great way to start is by looking for a program like Avast or Avira. These are two antivirus programs that are quick installs. They don’t have lot of things running in the background that will slow the PC down. These are the best types of programs to use. Other applications that use a lot of memory for scanner and registry cleaner actions can tie up PC resources. This can ultimately lead to a PC freeze or shutdown. Read more

Antivirus SoftwareHow to Lower The CPU Usage of Your Antivirus SoftwareThere are lots of different antivirus software programs on the market. Some of these are incredibly extensive. Others are small and lightweight. PC us…

Gamers, No More Excuses Now: 3 Antivirus Programs with Gamer Mode

Gamer on a PCYou’ve been crouched behind the window for five minutes now. You finally see the intruder outside and you get down on your hands and knees while pulling out your sniper rifle. You look through the scope, breathe easily, and line up the shot. You pull the trigger… and notice that you are back on your desktop with a pop-up from your antivirus saying that you need to do a scan on your computer. Or you need to update the program. Or a problem has been found, and would you like to isolate the infected file.

If you’re a gamer, then I have no doubt that you have experienced this before, and the frustration that comes with your game being interrupted. It is without a doubt one of the most annoying things that can happen during a game; but a solution has been found. Some antivirus programs have come up with a gamer mode that prevents pop-ups from coming up when it is enabled. There are three leading antivirus programs that enable this feature: Avira Antivirus Premium 2012, eScan Antivirus 2012, and Kaspersky Antivirus 2012. Read more

Antivirus SoftwareGamers, No More Excuses Now: 3 Antivirus Programs with Gamer ModeYou’ve been crouched behind the window for five minutes now. You finally see the intruder outside and you get down on your hands and knees while pulli…

AegisLab Warns for Fake Antivirus Apps on Google Play

Fake antivirus app in the Google Play marketplace

The Android operating system is a fantastic and intricate piece of software that people depend on daily to complete important tasks and have fun. Apps are the primary way that people perform functions on their phone and Android is known for being a haven for the latest apps that dazzle and take care of many different important tasks for people. However, there is a function that many developers take advantage of and the ignorance of some people as far as knowing what they are downloading onto their phone. Read more

Antivirus SoftwareAegisLab Warns for Fake Antivirus Apps on Google Play

The Android operating system is a fantastic and intricate piece of software that people depend on daily to complete important tasks and have fun. …

Panda Cloud Antivirus Software: First Free Cloud-Based Antivirus Program

Panda Cloud Antivirus ProPanda Cloud Antivirus is the first free cloud based antivirus software available. Many people will wonder exactly what this means, and why they should care. The simple answer is that it’s exciting because your protection from viruses just got ten times better than anything previously released to this point.

You have probably heard the term “cloud” before, but what does it mean? Cloud is a term used for storing data on an external server that you can retrieve any time you need to. In the case of Panda Cloud Antivirus, every site that you visit and all the files that you receive on your computer are passed through this cloud. This means that Panda Cloud is able to detect which sites gave you a virus and block that site for other users so the same thing doesn’t happen to them. This means it’s a community effort to make the software better. Read more

Antivirus SoftwarePanda Cloud Antivirus Software: First Free Cloud-Based Antivirus ProgramPanda Cloud Antivirus is the first free cloud based antivirus software available. Many people will wonder exactly what this means, and why they should…

What is the Safest Browser for Windows 7?

Internet Explorer, Chrome and FirefoxWhether you have just purchased a new computer with Windows 7 installed or if you have recently upgraded your version of Windows to Windows 7, you might be interested in knowing more about the safest browser for Windows 7, based on your browsing needs.

When you first install a fresh copy of Windows 7, your default browser will be Internet Explorer, although it is not necessary to keep and only use that browser for your web-browsing needs. You can also look to install either Google Chrome, or Firefox as well. Both browsers are free to download and use and they do not require a user registration or membership to do so. Read more

Antivirus SoftwareWhat is the Safest Browser for Windows 7?Whether you have just purchased a new computer with Windows 7 installed or if you have recently upgraded your version of Windows to Windows 7, you mig…

Beware for Malware Entitled “Windows Guard Tools”

Windows Guard Tools’ marketing is very deceiving. They will have you believe that their product scans your system and defends against viruses and harmful software. But the truth is, Windows Guard Tools provides no real security and may even harm your PC. This rogue antivirus software does not even include threat detection, nor does it remove harmful viruses from your system, like real antivirus software from a company like VIPRE would do.

The only real feature included in Windows Guard Tools is the ability to produce bogus warning messages and ineffective system scans. It’s obvious that the only thing that this product is good for is scamming users out of money. The experts at MalwareProtectionCenter.com consider Windows Guard Tools to be hostile software and advise anyone who has it to remove it by using a genuine, proven and reliable anti-malware product. Read more

Antivirus SoftwareBeware for Malware Entitled “Windows Guard Tools”Windows Guard Tools’ marketing is very deceiving. They will have you believe that their product scans your system and defends against viruses and harm…